Success Coaching

Connect with your coaching cohort

If you’re an Indy Achieves Promise Scholar who receives the Frank O’Bannon Grant, you’re a part of a coaching cohort.

Note: If you’re a 21st Century Scholar, connect with IUPUI's 21st Century Scholars Success Program.

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In your cohort, your dedicated student success coach works with you during your time at IUPUI to ensure you are getting the most out of your student experience.

Success coaching offers:

  • Individualized support through regular one-on-one meetings
  • Goal-setting and success strategies for your career, educational, and personal growth
  • Referrals to campus resources and IUPUI offices
  • Student engagement opportunities through campus and cohort community events
  • Financial literacy assistance for scholarships, financial aid, SAP appeals, etc.

Your Indy Achieves student success coach:

  • Receives extensive training through Inside Track at IUPUI
  • Is committed to working with you as you pursue your degree at IUPUI
  • Tailors coaching to you as an individual student

Meet the student success coaches

Kevin Lema

Student Success Coach, First-Year Students 
(317) 274-2442

M.S., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University, 2020
Graduate Certificate in College Teaching
B.S., Biology and Neuroscience, IUPUI, 2018
Minor in Religious Studies

Biography: I am from the small town of Whiting, Indiana. I love learning student stories and supporting students in their collegiate journey. I love IUPUI because it's a place that holds so many wonderful memories. During my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching a good movie/TV show, Marvel, going to concerts, spending time with friends/family, and learning about different cultures.

Alina Zayas

Student Success Coach, Second-Year and Transfer Students
(317) 274-5980

M.S.W., The Ohio State University, 2018
B.S., Human Services, Purdue University, 2016

Biography: I am originally from Queens, New York, but consider my hometown to be Lafayette, Indiana. I am passionate about working with college students and am invested in their success. I enjoy getting to know my students and supporting them toward their goals. My areas of interest are social justice issues, mental health, education, and learning about other cultures. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and trying new cuisines, star gazing, baking, and spending time with my family and pups.